Under the state’s new school funding system, districts will receive extra state education money for high-needs students, defined as children from low-income families, English learners and foster care youth. The new system is based on the premise that students with additional academic needs require additional resources.
The solution for schools isn't as simple as passing a new tax, researcher says.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District has embarked on an 18-month plan to redesign a struggling East Bay school. Will it succeed?
As district recovers after strike, superintendent calls on state to provide more funding.
Tony Thurmond is creating work groups to focus on critical education issues while building a relationship with Gavin Newsom and building confidence in a state education department that’s been understaffed and underfunded.
College quality to should be measured by the number and diversity of the students they graduate, not by institutional wealth and high rejection rates, author says.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris championed tough-on-truancy laws while serving as San Francisco’s district attorney and California attorney general. Now she's taking heat for it on the campaign trail.
Assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would ban some inexperienced teachers from schools with a high percentage of low-income students.
Initiative takes afterschool programs to affordable housing communities.
More attention, training needed to solve the problem of misleading grades, author says.
Learning Policy Institute says schools need more funding, teachers need more support and the public needs more help understanding where the money goes.
More than 1 in 10 students statewide were chronically absent from school in 2017-18. Rates for students in marginalized groups much higher than the state average.
Unaccompanied immigrant students face a daunting set of obstacles to finish high school. Many students have survived severe trauma in their home countries or missed years of school.
State must invest new revenues in public education and modernize data system, author says.
Early detection and correction of poor vision is key to giving all children an equal opportunity to learn.
But social and emotional support can help more students succeed in college.